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regorge

[ri-gawrj]
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verb (used with object), re·gorged, re·gorg·ing.
  1. to disgorge; cast up again.
verb (used without object), re·gorged, re·gorg·ing.
  1. to rush back again; gush: The waters regorged.

Origin of regorge

First recorded in 1595–1605, regorge is from the French word regorger, Middle French. See re-, gorge1
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Examples from the Web for regorge

Historical Examples

  • As to finding p. 246them out to make them regorge that was out of the question.

    Christopher Crayon's Recollections

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • Paris is what, in figurative speech, they call 'flooded with pamphlets (regorge de brochures);' flooded and eddying again.

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle


British Dictionary definitions for regorge

regorge

verb
  1. (tr) to vomit up; disgorge
  2. (intr) (esp of water) to flow or run back

Word Origin

C17: from French regorger; see gorge
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